Meet the team

Antonio Avenoso Executive Director

Antonio Avenoso

Antonio has worked at ETSC since 2001, and was appointed to the role of Executive Director in 2008. Within ETSC Antonio has managed several international research networks and road safety programmes. Email: antonio.avenoso@etsc.eu | Phone: +32 2 738 0333

  • Italian
  • English
  • French
Ellen Townsend Policy Director

Ellen Townsend

Ellen is responsible for ETSC's advocacy campaigns at EU level. She has worked on EU policy since 2000 and was previously at the environmental organisations BirdLife International and WWF. Email: ellen.townsend@etsc.eu | Phone: +32 2 738 0337

  • English
  • French
  • German
Graziella Jost Projects Director

Graziella Jost

Graziella joined ETSC in 2005 and manages the iSAFER project focused on Intelligent Speed Assistance. She is also responsible for overseeing all the ETSC's projects. Email: graziella.jost@etsc.eu | Phone: +32 2 738 0332

  • French
  • English
Paolo Ferraresi Finance Manager

Paolo Ferraresi

Paolo has over 25 years of experience in financial management of non-profit organisations in Brussels. He was previously the managing director of a research and development organisation. Email: paolo.ferraresi@etsc.eu | Phone: +32 2 738 0334

  • Italian
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Dudley Curtis Communications Manager

Dudley Curtis

Dudley joined ETSC in 2013. He has more than 15 years of experience managing communications for Brussels NGOs in the environment and development sectors and previously worked as a producer for the BBC website. Email: dudley.curtis@etsc.eu | Mobile: +32 485379945

  • English
  • French
Francesca Podda Project Manager

Francesca Podda

Francesca joined ETSC in 2009 and worked on projects involving young students from all over Europe including the YEARS project. Since 2014, she has managed the SMART project on drink driving. Email: francesca.podda@etsc.eu | Phone: +32 2 738 0331

  • Italian
  • English
  • French
Dovilė Adminaitė Project Manager

Dovilė Adminaitė

Dovilė joined ETSC in 2014 and manages the Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) programme. She previously worked on transport issues for the Lithuanian government's presidency of the European Union and in the transport department of the Council of the EU. Email: dovile.adminaite@etsc.eu | Phone: +32 2 738 0335

  • English
  • Lithuanian
Theodora Calinescu Project Manager

Theodora Calinescu

Theodora joined the ETSC team in 2016 and manages the EU Road Safety Exchange project. She previously worked for The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels. Email: theodora.calinescu@etsc.eu | Phone: +32 2 230 4106

  • English
  • Romanian
  • Spanish
Frank Mütze Policy and Project Officer

Frank Mütze

Frank joined ETSC in 2017. He works on policy, notably connected and automated driving, and on the LEARN! project on traffic safety and mobility education. He previously worked as a policy analyst at an EU regulatory monitoring service. Email: frank.mutze@etsc.eu | Phone: +32 2 738 0336

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
Priscilla Le Lièvre Project Officer

Priscilla Le Lièvre

Priscilla joined ETSC in 2018 and is responsible for the Safe and Sober and drug driving projects. She was previously the road safety grant programme coordinator at the FIA in Paris. Email: priscilla.lelievre@etsc.eu | Phone: +32 2 738 0331

  • French
  • English
  • Italian
Jenny Carson Project Officer

Jenny Carson

Jenny joined ETSC in 2020 and works on both the PIN and EU Road Safety Exchange projects. Jenny has worked on EU policy since 2000 and was previously at the East of England regional office in Brussels. Email: jenny.carson@etsc.eu

  • English
  • French
  • Dutch
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